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Carnaval, A. C. and J. M. Bates, 2007. Amphibian DNA Shows Marked Genetic Structure and Tracks Pleistocene Climate Change in Northeastern Brazil. Evolution (in press).

Devitt, T. J., T. J. LaDuc, and J. A. McGuire, 2007. The Trimorphodon biscutatus (Squamata: Colubridae) species complex revisited: A multivariate statistical analysis of geographic variation. Copeia (in press).

Rosenblum, E. B. and J. Novembre, 2007. Ascertainment Bias in Spatially Structured Populations: A Case Study in the Eastern Fence Lizard. Journal of Heredity 98(4): 33l-336.

Leaché, A. D., S. C. Crews, and M. J. Hickerson, 2007. Two waves of diversification in mammals and reptiles of Baja California revealed by hierarchical Bayesian analysis. Biology Letters (3) 646-650.

Pounds, J. A., A. C. Carnaval, R. Puschendorf, C. F. B. Haddad, K. L. Masters, 2007. Action on Amphibian Extinctions: Going Beyond the Reductive. Science Electronic Letters.

Perrine, J. D., J. P. Pollinger, B. N. Sacks, R. H. Barrett, R. K. Wayne, 2007. Genetic evidence for the persistence of the critically endangered Sierra Nevada red fox in California. Conservation Genetics 8(5): 1083-1095.

Benedict, L., 2007. Offspring discrimination without recognition: California Towee responses to chick distress calls. The Condor 109: 79-87.

Hickerson, M. J. and C. W. Cunningham, 2007. Nearshore fish (Pholis gunnellus) persists across the North Atlantic through multiple glacial episodes. Molecular Ecology 15: 4095-4107.


Cuervo, A. M., Cadena, C. D., and Parra, J. L. 2006. Seguir colectando aves en Colombia: Un llamado a fortalecer las colecciones ornitologicas. Ornitologia Colombiana 4: 51-58.

Devitt, T. J. 2006. Phylogeography of the Western Lyresnake (Trimorphodon biscutatus): testing aridland biogeographical hypotheses across the Nearctic-Neotropical transition. Molecular Ecology 15: 4387-4407.

Monahan, W. B. and W. D. Koenig, 2006. Potential Effects of Sudden Oak Death on the Oak Woodland Bird Community of Coastal California. Pp. 195-209 in Proceedings of the Sudden Oak Death Second Science Symposium: the State of Our Knowledge. (S. J. Frankel, P. J. Shea, and M. I. Haverty, Technical coordinators). Pacific SW Forest & Range Exp. Station Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-196.

Perrine, J., 2006. Grinnell Resurvey Project heads to Lassen Volcanic National Park. Klamath Kaleidoscope Spring 2006: 4-5.

Hickerson, M. J., E. A. Stahl, and H. A. Lessios, 2006. Test for Simultaneous Divergence using approximate Bayesian Computation. Evolution 60(12): 2435-2453.

Hijmans, R. J., and C. H. Graham, 2006. The ability of climate envelope models to predict the effect of climate change on species distributions. Global Change Biology 12(12): 2272-2281.

Ruegg, K., H. Slabbekoorn, S. Clegg, and T. B. Smith, 2006. Divergence in mating signals correlates with ecological variation in the migratory songbird, Swainson's thrush (Catharus ustulatus). Molecular Ecology 15(11): 3147-3156.

Monahan, W. B., and W. D. Koenig, 2006. Estimating the potential effects of sudden oak death on oak-dependent birds. Biological Conservation 127(2): 146-157.

Carnaval, A., C. O. de Queiroz, R. Puschendorf, O. L. Peixoto, V. K. Verdade, and M. T. Rodrigues, 2006. Amphibian Chytrid Fungus Broadly Distributed in the Brazilian Atlantic Rain Forest. EcoHealth 3(1): 41-48.

Rosenblum, E. B., 2006. Convergent Evolution and Divergent Selection: Lizards at the White Sands Ecotone. The American Naturalist 167(1):1-15.

Leache, A. D., M.-O. Rodel, C. W. Linkem, R. E. Diaz, A. Hillers, and M. K. Fujita, 2006. Biodiversity in a forest island: reptiles and amphibians of the West African Togo Hills. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 4(1): 22-45(e17).


Kelly, J. F., K. C. Ruegg, and T. B. Smith, 2005. Combining isotopic and genetic markers to identify breeding origins of migrant birds. Ecological Applications 15(5):1487-1494.

Rodel, M.-O., M. Gil, A. C. Agyei, A. D. Leache, R. E. Diaz, M. K. Fujita, R. Ernst, 2005. The amphibians of the forested parts of south-western Ghana. Salamandra 41(3):107-127.

Hijmans, R. J., S. E. Cameron, J. L. Parra, P. G. Jones and A. Jarvis, 2005. Very High Resolution Interpolated Climate Surfaces for Global Land Areas. International Journal of Climatology 25(15): 1965-1978.

Graham, C. H., Smith, T. B., and Languy, M., 2005. Current and historical factors influencing patterns of species richness and turnover of birds in the Gulf of Guinea highlands. Journal of Biogeography 32(8):1371-1384.

Schmitz, A., M. C. Brandley, P. Mausfeld, M. Vences, F. Glaw, R. A. Nussbaum, T. W. Reeder, 2005. Opening the black box: phylogeneitcs and morphological evolution of the Malagasy fossorial lizards of the subfamily Scincinae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34(1): 118-133.


Parra, J. L., Graham, C. C., & Freile, J. F. 2004. Evaluating alternative data sets for ecological niche models of birds in the Andes. Ecography 27: 350-360.

Ebrahimi, M., H. G. Kami, and M. Stoeck, 2004. First Description of Egg Sacs and Early Larval Development in Hynobiid Salamanders (Urodela, Hynobiidae, Batrachuperus) from North-Eastern Iran. Asiatic Herpetoligcal Research 10:168-175.

Rosenblum, E. B., H. E. Hoekstra, and M. W. Nachman, 2004. Adaptive Reptile Color Variation and the Evolution of the Mc1r Gene. Evolution 58 (8): 1794-1808.

Ferrier, S., G. V. N. Powell, K. S. Richardson, G. Manion, J. M. Overton, T. F. Allnutt, S. E. Cameron, K. Mantle, N. D. Burhess, D. P. Faith, J. F. Lamoreux, G. Kier, R. J. Hijmans, V. A. Funk, et al., 2004. Mapping More of Terrestrial Biodiversity for Global Conservation Assessment. BioScience 54(12): 1101-1109.

Alvarez-Castemeda, S. Ticul and J. Patton, 2004. Geographic genetic architecture of pocket gopher (Thomomys bottae) populations in Baja California. Molecular Ecology 13(8): 2287-2301.

Fujita, M.K., T.N. Engstrom, D.E. Starkey, and H.B. Shaffer. 2004. Turtle phylogeny revisited: insights from a novel nuclear intron. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31: 1031-1040.

MacKenzie, J. B., Munday, P. L., Willis, B. L., Miller, D. J. & van Oppen, M.J.H. (2004) Unexpected patterns of genetic structuring among locations but not colour morphs in Acropora nasuta (Cnidaria:Scleractinia). Molecular Ecology 13 (1), 9-20.

Riginos, C., M. J. Hickerson, C. Henzler, and C. W. Cunningham. Differential patterns of male and female trans-Atlantic gene flow in the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis. Evolution (in press)

Rosenblum, E. B., H. E. Hoekstra and M. W. Nachman. 2004. Adaptive reptile color variation and the evolution of the Mc1r gene. Evolution 58 (8): 1794-1808.

Rovito, S.M., Arroyo, M.T.K. and Pliscoff, P. 2004. Distributional Modelling and parsimony analysis of endemicity of Senecio in the Mediterranean-type climate area of Central Chile. Journal of Biogeography 31: 1623-1636.

Shaffer, H.B., D.E. Starkey, and M.K. Fujita. Molecular insights into the systematics of the snapping turtles (Chelydridae). R.J. Brooks, A.C. Steyermark, and M. S. Finkler, eds., Biology of the Snapping Turtle. Smithsonian Institution Press. Washington, D.C. (in press).

Smith, T.B., S. M. Clegg, M. Kimura, K. Ruegg, B. Mila and I. Lovette. Molecular genetic approaches to linking breeding and overwintering areas in five Neotropical migrant passerines, edited by P. Marra and R. Greenberg. Smithsonian Press.


Belfiore, N.M., F.G. Hoffman, R.J. Baker and J.A. DeWoody, 2003. The use of nuclear and mitochondrial single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) to identify cryptic species, Molecular Ecology 12(7):2011-2018.

Hickerson, M.J., M. Gilchrist, and N. Takebayashi. 2003. Calibrating a molecular clock from Phylogeographic data: moments and likelihood estimators. Evolution 57: 2216-2225

Hoogmoed, M.S. and T. Mott 2003. On the identity of Amphisbaena hugoi Vanzolini, 1990 (Reptilia: Squamata: Amphisbaenidae). Zoologische Mededelingen Leiden 77: 455-457.

Marquez, L.M., Miller, D.J., MacKenzie, J.B. & van Oppen, M.J.H. (2003) Pseudogenes contribute to the extreme diversity of nuclear ribosomal DNA in the hard coral Acropora. Molecular Biology and Evolution 20 (7), 1077-86.

STÖCK, M. & W.-R. Grosse (2003): Die Bufo viridis-Untergruppe in Mittel- und Zentralasien: Eine Übersicht zur Verbreitung, Polyploidie, Paarungsrufen und Taxonomie [The Bufo viridis subgroup in Middle and Central Asia: an overview of distribution, polyploidy, mating calls and taxonomy]. Mertensiella 14: 179-217 [R. PODLOUCKY & U. MANSKE (eds.)].

Tweed, E. J., J. T. Foster, B. L. Woodworth, P. Oesterle, C. Kuehler, A. A. Lieberman, A. T. Powers, K. Whitaker, W. B. Monahan, J. Kellerman, and T. Telfer (2003) Survival, dispersal, and home-range establishment of reintroduced captive-bred Puaiohi, Myadestes palmeri. Biological Conservation 111:1-9


Ruegg, K and T. B. Smith. 2002. Not as the crow flies: an historical explanation for circuitous migration in the Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus). Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 269:1375-1381.

STÖCK, M. (2002): Polyploidy and speciation in the Asian Bufo viridis complex. - Dissertation, Martin-Luther-Univ. Halle-Wittenberg, Fachber. Biologie. [Microedition (in English): Polyploidie und Artbildung im asiatischen Bufo viridis Komplex. Haensel-Hohenhausen AG, Frankfurt/M., New York, ISBN 3-8267-2763-0].

STÖCK, M., D. K. LAMATSCH, C. STEINLEIN, J. T. EPPLEN, W.-R. GROSSE, R. HOCK, T. KLAPPERSTÜCK, K. P. LAMPERT, U. SCHEER, M. SCHMID & M. SCHARTL (2002): A bisexually reproducing all-triploid vertebrate. Nature Genetics 30 (3): 325-328.

STÖCK, M. & D. K. LAMATSCH (2002): Triploide Wirbeltiere – Wege aus der Unfruchtbarkeit oder Eingeschlechtigkeit [Triploid Vertebrates – Ways to Escape from Infertility and Unisexuality]. Naturwiss. Rundsch. 55 (7): 349-358.


Armbruster, P., W. E. Bradshaw, K. Ruegg and C. M. Holzapfel. 2001. Geographic variation and the evolution of reproductive allocation in the pitcher-plant mosquito, Wyeomyia smithii. Evolution 55(2): 439-444.

Belfiore, N.M. and S.L. Anderson. 2001. Effects of contaminants on genetic patterns in aquatic organisms: a review. Mutation Research 489: 97-122.

Hickerson, M.J., and J. R. P. Ross 2001. Post-glacial population history and genetic structure of the northern clingfish (Gobbiesox maeandricus), revealed from mtDNA analysis. Marine Biology 138: 407-419.

Ludwig, A., N.M. Belfiore, C. Pitra, V. Svirsky and I. Jenneckens. 2001. Genome duplication events and functional reduction of ploidy levels in sturgeon (genera Acipenser, Huso and Scaphirhynchus) Genetics 158(3): 1203-1215.

Marquez, L.M., MacKenzie, J.B., Takabayashi, M., Smith, C.R. & Chen, C.A. (2001) Difficulties in obtaining microsatellites in acroporid corals. Proceedings of the 9th International Coral Reef Symposium, Bali.

STÖCK, M., P.BRETSCHNEIDER, W.-R. GROSSE (2001; 2000). The mating call and male release call of Bufo raddei STRAUCH, 1876 with some phylogenetic implications. Russ. J. Herp. 7 (3): 215-226.

STÖCK, M., D. FRYNTA, W.-R. GROSSE, C. STEINLEIN, M. SCHMID (2001). A review of the distribution of diploid, triploid and tetraploid green toads (Bufo viridis complex) in Asia including new data from Iran and Pakistan. Asiatic Herp. Res. (Berkeley) 9: 77-100.

STÖCK, M., R. GÜNTHER & W. BÖHME (2001). Progress towards a taxonomic revision of the Asian Bufo viridis group: Current status of nominal taxa and unsolved problems (Amphibia: Anura: Bufonidae). Zool. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkunde Dresden 51: 253–319.


Belfiore, N.M. and B.P. May, 2000. Variable microsatellite loci in red swamp crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, and their characterization in other crayfish taxa. Molecular Ecology 9(12):2231-2234.

Hickerson, M.J., and C. W. Cunningham 2000. Dramatic mitochondrial gene rearrangements in the hermit crab Pagurus longicarpus (Crustacea, Anomura). Molecular Biology and Evolution 17: 639-644


STÖCK, M. (1999): On the biology and the taxonomic status of Batrachuperus gorganensis CLERGUE-GAZEAU et THORN, 1979 (Amphibia: Caudata: Hynobiidae) based on topotypic specimens. Zool. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd. Dresden 50 (14): 217-241.

STÖCK, M., M. SCHMID, C. STEINLEIN & W.-R. GROSSE (1999): Mosaicism in somatic triploid specimens of the Bufo viridis complex in the Karakoram with examination of calls, morphology and taxonomic conclusions. Ital. J. Zool. (Modena) 66 (3): 215-232.


Belfiore, N.M. and S.L. Anderson, 1998. Genetic patterns as a tool for monitoring and assessment of environmental impacts: the example of genetic ecotoxicology. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 51(1-2): 465-479.

Kann, L. M., E. B. Rosenblum and D. M. Rand. 1998. Aging, mating, and the evolution of mtDNA heteroplasmy in Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 95 (5): 2372-2377.

STÖCK, M. (1998): Mating call differences between diploid and tetraploid green toads (Bufo viridis complex) in Middle Asia. Amphibia-Reptilia (Leiden) 19: 29-42.

STÖCK, M. (1998): Tetraploid toads (Bufo viridis complex) from north-western China and preliminary taxonomic conclusions for Bufo nouettei MOCQUARD, 1910. Z. Feldherp. (Bochum) 5: 139-166.

STÖCK, M. (1998): Bemerkungen zum Fund eines teilalbinotischen Teichmolches (Triturus vulgaris LINNAEUS, 1758) östlich von Halle (Saale). Hercynia N.F. Halle 31: 135-138.


Hawkins, T.L., Mckernan, K.J., Jacotot, L.B., MacKenzie, J.B., Richardson, P.M. & Lander, E.S. (1997) DNA sequencing – A magnetic attraction to high-throughput genomics. Science 276, 1887-89.

STÖCK, M. (1997): Untersuchungen zur Morphologie und Morphometrie di- und tetraploider Grünkröten (Bufo viridis-Komplex) in Mittelasien (Amphibia: Anura: Bufonidae). - Zool. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkd. Dresden 49: 193-222.

STÖCK, M. & W.-R. GROSSE. (1997): Erythrocyte size and ploidy determination in green toads (Bufo viridis complex) from Middle Asia. Alytes (Paris) 15: 72-90.


Cheverud, J., E. Routman, C. Jaquish, S. Tardif, G. Peterson, N. Belfiore, and L. Forman. 1994. Quantitative and molecular genetic variation in captive cotton-top tamarins (Saquinus oedipus), Conservation Biology 8(1): 95-105.



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